MUCH TO THE surprise of Western capitalist governments, all Russian
forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before 15 February.
Gorbachev’s eagerness to meet the agreed deadline, however, is as
one-sided as last year’s Geneva Accords. Under this UN-sponsored
agreement between the USSR, the US, and...
The end of April protests against the FTAA summit in Quebec were the
latest headline catching illustration of the growing popular challenge
to neo-liberal policies and to "globalisation", i.e. the increasing
domination of the big monopolies and larger imperialist states. Coming
immediately after the...
Genoa and the worsening world economic situation necessitate that the
Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) fully takes stock of the
present general economic, social and political situation in order to
prepare our members and wider layers of activists to intervene in the
stormy events which loom.
Summer is usually a period when "not much happens", at least in Europe.
But this Summer is like the calm before the storm. The mass
demonstration in Genoa and the last general strike in Argentina are
indications of the tumultuous years ahead.
Anyone who participated in the 300,000 strong demonstration against the
G8 summit in Genoa on 21 July this year will look back on it as an
historic day – a high point. After it, nothing will be quite the same -
in the lives of those who were there, in the anti-capitalist movement or
Throughout Europe the clashes around the Gothenburg EU summit have been
utilised to unleash a propaganda barrage against the growing
anti-capitalist movement in general and socialists in particular.
Completely wild and undefined accusations of being "anarchists",
"hooligans" etc. are being hurled...
On the one hand Bush and the bosses’ EU and on the other thousands of
demonstrators. The battle lines are drawn in Gothenburg. The EU is a
capitalist bloc formed by multinationals in Europe and politicians
representing the interest of the rich.
With the collapse of Stalinism in the former-USSR, and the removal of
the threat of Soviet-backed regimes coming to power in the colonial and
ex-colonial world, Islamic fundamentalism has replaced ‘communism’ in
the demonology of imperialism. The imperialist powers are terrified at
the prospect of...